Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse picked up simultaneous victories in College Park on Sunday afternoon.
The men survived their showdown with Robert Morris, as the top-seeded Terps overcame a 6-3 halftime deficit to win 14-11. Cornell, meanwhile, toppled No. 8 Syracuse on the road Sunday evening, overcoming a 6-3 first-half deficit of its own to win 10-9.
The Big Red enter the matchup 13-4 and riding a three-game winning streak. After falling 14-8 to Princeton in the regular season finale, Cornell beat Brown and Yale to capture the Ivy League tournament title. The latter of those wins might have elevated Maryland to the No. 1 seed, and now the two teams will meet for the first time since 2014.
Maryland women’s lacrosse led the whole way against Denver, but didn’t pull away until the second half. The Terps led just 4-2 at the break but were on top 15-4 when all was said and done.
Navy is 18-3 this season, and all of its losses came against opponents who were seeded in this NCAA Tournament—No. 4 Boston College, No. 6 Florida and No. 8 Loyola (MD). The Midshipmen got their revenge over Loyola in the Patriot League tournament, then beat Johns Hopkins 16-9 in the first round and beat Loyola again Sunday, 19-15. You’ll hear all week about Navy coach Cindy Timchal, who won eight national titles in 16 years at Maryland, including seven straight from 1995-2001.
This weekend’s matchups won’t conflict with each other whatsoever. The women play in College Park at noon Saturday, while opening faceoff in the men’s game is noon Sunday in Annapolis.
Maryland men's & women's lacrosse win NCAA Tournament games
The Maryland Terrapins took care of business, and their matchups are set for next weekend.Posted by Testudo Times on Sunday, May 13, 2018
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The Diamondback’s Scott Gelman wrote about the bond between Maryland lacrosse coaches past and present (prominently featuring Dick Edell, who died at 74 earlier this month).
Connor Kelly made Inside Lacrosse’s All-America first team. Bryce Young made the second team, while Curtis Corley, Matt Neufeldt and Tim Rotanz earned honorable mentions.
Here’s a very important Washington Post story on Maryland women’s lacrosse having four key players named Megan or Meghan.
Maryland baseball swept Rutgers over the weekend. The Terps are now eighth in the Big Ten standings with one week remaining; stay there and they’ll be in the conference tournament.
Here are the full standings:
We’re in store for a hectic Finals Week.